Oh my God: Boston College is everyone’s favorite spoiler, so it shouldn’t have surprised a soul when the Eagles went into South Bend and took one from Notre Dame, 14-7.

Boston College forced seven fumbles, recovering three, and intercepted Notre Dame quarterback Carlyle Holiday two times en route to unseating the previously unbeaten Golden Domers.

One of the interceptions – by Josh Ott – was returned 71 yards to give the Eagles the first points of the game.

Their other touchdown – which proved to be the game-winner – was run in by tailback Derrick Knight. In addition to his touchdown, Knight had 26 carries for 129 yards, wearing down a tough Notre Dame defensive line.

Money in the banks: The opportunities for Iowa to get tripped up on its way to a BCS Bowl – indeed the Rose Bowl – are fleeting. The Hawkeyes cleared yet another hurdle in their Cinderella season, defeating Wisconsin 20-3 to improve their record to 6-0 in the Big Ten, and 9-1 overall.

Quarterback Brad Banks – whose name is increasingly being mentioned among Heisman Trophy candidates – completed 17-of-30 passes for 275 yards and two touchdowns. He used two receivers, primarily; wide receiver Maurice Brown caught six balls for 107 yards, and tight end Dallas Clark caught five passes for 97 yards. Brown and Clark each had a touchdown reception.

Iowa plays at home against Northwestern before traveling to Minneapolis to finish the Big Ten season against the Golden Gophers.

How the AP top 25 fared

Associated Press Poll for week of October 29.

All games played November 2.

Team: Last week: This week:

1. Miami (Fla.) beat Rutgers 42-17 at Tennessee

2. Oklahoma beat No. 13 Colorado 27-11 at Texas A&M

3. Virginia Tech lost to Pittsburgh 28-21 at Syracuse

4. Notre Dame lost to Boston College 14-7 at Navy

5. Georgia lost to Florida 20-13 Mississippi

6. Ohio State beat No. 23 Minnesota 34-3 at Purdue

7. Texas beat Nebraska 27-24 Baylor

8. Washington State beat No. 16 Arizona State 44-22 Oregon

9. Iowa beat Wisconsin 20-3 Northwestern

10. North Carolina State lost to Georgia Tech 24-17 at Maryland

11. Southern Cal. idle at Stanford

12. Alabama beat Vanderbilt 30-8 Mississippi State

13. Colorado lost to No. 2 Oklahoma 27-11 at Missouri

14. Kansas State beat Kansas 64-0 Iowa State

15. Michigan beat Michigan State 49-3 at Minnesota

16. Arizona State lost to No. 8 Washington State 44-22 California

17. Louisiana State idle at Kentucky

18. Florida State beat Wake Forest 34-21 at Georgia Tech

19. Oregon beat Stanford 41-14 at Washington State

20. Penn State beat Illinois 18-7 Virginia

21. Bowling Green beat Kent State 45-14 at Northern Illinois

22. Iowa State beat Missouri 42-35 at Kansas State

23. Minnesota lost to No. 6 Ohio State 34-3 Michigan

24. Colorado State beat Air Force 31-12 at San Diego State

25. Tennessee beat South Carolina 18-10 Miami

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